Priscilla Mpasi, MD

Class of 2019

Dr. Priscilla Mpasi completed her pediatrics residency at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital with a certificate in Advocacy. She earned her B.S. in psychology from Duke University and her MD from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. While in medical school she actively participated in community service, having worked closely with Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT) youth programs and served as medical student coordinator of the CARITAS Health Clinic for the Homeless. She held leadership roles on several boards, including VCU Board of Visitors and Rural Education and Community Health (REACH) for Ghana. With a strong interest in child advocacy and pediatric health outcomes, she served on the Children’s Hospital of Richmond Advocacy Committee and joined the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In residency her dedication for advocacy evolved as she engaged in B’More Fit For Kids, a community partnership geared to introduce healthy lifestyles to early school-aged children. She also held national executive leadership positions for the AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees. Dr. Mpasi served as National Vice-President of the Student National Medication Association in the 50th administration and currently serves in dual roles on the organization’s Strategic Planning Council and as the Future Leadership Project Director. She has received numerous awards, including the NMA Billie Wright Adams Scholar Award, AMA Physicians of Tomorrow Award, NAMME National Scholarship, and selection as a National Health Service Corps Scholar. Raised in Silver Spring, MD, she aspired to become a pediatrician at an early age. She now strives to become a community leader in health care delivery and an advocate to improve the overall health status among medically underserved pediatric populations. Her faith and family support provide her the strength to embark on this professional and personal journey.